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Viatorians Celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week

published on: January 27, 2020

Catholic schools across the country held open houses and special liturgies on Sunday for the kick-off to one of the highlights of the year: Catholic Schools Week. For Viatorians and the schools they serve, the week underscores their educational mission, … Continue reading

This Viatorian Led to a Life-Changing Conversion Story

published on: January 23, 2020

Jim Reagan is a full time resident and volunteer at St. Joseph House, part of the Catholic Worker Movement in New York City, while also serving as an associate editor of its historic Catholic Worker newspaper. A parishioner of Saint … Continue reading

Viatorians Work to Host High School Retreat

published on: January 22, 2020

A pair of Viatorian associates, Ken and Michelle Barrie, lead the Catholic Ministry Office for the Bishop McNamara Catholic School System in Bourbonnais and Kankakee. Is it any wonder, then, that they would involve one of the Viatorian parishes, St. … Continue reading

Viatorian Youth Congress Opens in Colombia

published on: January 21, 2020

After 10 years of drawing young people together from different Viatorian institutions — including delegations from Bogotá the last two summers —  Viatorians in Colombia hosted their own Viatorian Youth Congress. Over the second weekend in January, a spiritual retreat … Continue reading

Chicago Province Loses its Oldest Viatorian

published on: January 14, 2020

Fr. Simon Lefebvre, CSV, spent 74 years as a Viatorian, literally advancing its charism around the world. He passed away peacefully Jan. 13  at the Viatorian Province Center. Fr. Lefebvre was 92. He had spent his final three years at … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Viator Freshmen Come Together for First Retreat

published on: January 13, 2020

Traditions are building at Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School in North Las Vegas, but this much its first year students know: This is unlike any other school they’ve experienced. Take its freshmen class retreat, held Jan. 10. … Continue reading

Relationships with Viatorians Matter

published on: January 7, 2020

Sr. Ann Sharp, OSB, publicly celebrated 80 years of vows in July, at the age of 99. She died less than six months later, just shy of her 100th birthday, and it was a Viatorian who celebrated her funeral Mass. … Continue reading

Border Trip Veteran Takes Next Step and Visits Chiapas, Mexico

published on: January 7, 2020

Brian Trzop graduated from Saint Viator High School in 2002 but he continues to maintain relationships with the Viatorians. Back in 2013, he was one of a delegation of young people to travel to the Viatorian mission in Belize. Four … Continue reading

A Return to the Border with Young People

published on: January 6, 2020

For the seventh time, Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, accompanied a group of young people as they retraced the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. He calls it a pilgrimage, as together they reflect on the role faith plays … Continue reading

Parish Support for Children with Disabilities is Overwhelming

published on: January 2, 2020

St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas is the only Catholic school in the state of Nevada that is fully inclusive, thanks to its Micah Program. Recently, parishioners reaffirmed their support in a big way. After watching a video about … Continue reading

Becoming a Community of Hope

published on: January 2, 2020

Going Right to the Source: A Young Adult Think Tank

published on: December 30, 2019

Viatorians have devoted themselves to accompanying young people on their faith journeys since the days of Fr. Louis Querbes, who founded the community, in part with that mission. Between working in schools and parishes — not to mention the Viatorian … Continue reading

Shining a New Light on Viatorian Relics

published on: December 19, 2019

After months of research, a side altar in the Province Center Chapel transformed into a reliquary chapel. It features relics of more than 50 saints, given to past Viatorian provincials but which had resided under the main altar for more … Continue reading

A Christmas Message from the Viatorian Community

published on: December 19, 2019

I think what makes Christmas so special for me is children. It is their innocence that really makes it special.  They show a total trust and a total dependence on their parents for everything. Their excitement and anticipation are infectious. … Continue reading

Taking a New Look at the Scriptures

published on: December 17, 2019

Every month, Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, fills the conference table at the Viatorian Province Center with nearly 20 women who want to dive deeper into the Bible, and ultimately enrich their own spirituality. Fr. Robert Erickson, CSV, began the Bible … Continue reading

Contemplate the Lives of the Saints in New Reliquary Chapel

published on: December 13, 2019

After months of research and documentation, a side altar in the Province Center Chapel was transformed into a reliquary chapel. It features relics from more than 50 saints hanging in a display case, with an accompanying book giving a glimpse … Continue reading

Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

published on: December 12, 2019

The stirring image of red roses, set up in front of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, filled the Viatorian chapel with hope and joy on her feast day, just as the flowers did more than 450 years ago … Continue reading

Children of Abraham Coalition Takes its Mission on the Road

published on: December 10, 2019

Leaders of the Children of Abraham Coalition actively strive to be ambassadors for interfaith dialogue and advance relationships between different faith traditions. That’s why their latest venture took them to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, whose mission not only remembers Holocaust … Continue reading

Advent is a Time of Actively Waiting

published on: December 5, 2019

Season’s Greetings from the Province Center. To say that this time of year is special would certainly be an understatement. Sometimes, Advent is a season of our liturgical cycle that is somewhat overlooked. Christmas trees and lights go up after … Continue reading

Journey with Radical Hope During Advent

published on: December 4, 2019

That’s the phrase coined by Campus Ministry staff members, as students, faculty and staff started a journey of “radical hope” this first week of Advent. They began by looking at different types of prayer, launched by Br. John Eustice, CSV, … Continue reading

New Baby Illuminates Meaning of Advent

published on: December 3, 2019

Viatorian Associates David and Susan Surprenant welcomed their first grandchild on Nov. 25, but that’s just part of the story. Their son, Brendan, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, welcomed Margaret Rhea to the world amid great excitement. Her birth has inspired them … Continue reading

Blessings on Thanksgiving

published on: November 27, 2019

“In our country we have so much for which to be thankful. Many of the blessings we have we sometimes take for granted. Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to pause from our very busy lives to reflect on the blessings … Continue reading

Vegas Teens Affirm their Faith at Indianapolis Conference

published on: November 26, 2019

A contingent of teens from St. Viator Catholic Community and Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas were among the more than 20,000 high school students who attended this year’s National Catholic Youth Conference. The three-day gathering took place in … Continue reading

Viatorians Make Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

published on: November 21, 2019

Viatorians traveled to Israel earlier this month and for most of them it was a first. Fr. Robert M. Egan, CSV, Superior General, led the pilgrimage, which included more than 50 people, including eight Viatorian associates, brothers and priests. “Encountering … Continue reading

Relationships with Viatorians Matter

published on: November 19, 2019

Two hours before the Fighting Irish took on the Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy Saturday, Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet made his way across campus as part of the team’s “march to the stadium.” Amid all of the … Continue reading

An Opportunity to Help Make Catholic Education Accessible

published on: November 19, 2019

Viatorians have been involved in Catholic education since they arrived in this country, more than 150 years ago. As dedicated educators of the faith, they have worked to provide religious formation and academic excellence to young men and women, both … Continue reading

This Viatorian is a Model Educator

published on: November 18, 2019

Br. Rob Robertson, CSV, accepted the St. Albert the Great Catholic Educator Award at a dinner hosted by officials with the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center, located on the campus of University of Nevada Las Vegas. In all, there … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate New Profession of Vows in France

published on: November 14, 2019

The Viatorian Community in France — the birthplace of the congregation — welcomed its newest member Nov. 9, when Br. Joseph de la Joie, CSV, professed his first vows. He concluded his novitiate year by professing his vows of poverty, … Continue reading

Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed

published on: November 12, 2019

Looking for ways to partner with Viatorians in their mission to help “those accounted of little importance?” Here’s a way that offers real benefits: St. Viator Parish in Chicago is gearing up for its IRS-sponsored Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) … Continue reading

Keeping the Viatorian Bonds Alive

published on: November 7, 2019

In his role as Vice President of Viatorian Identity and Mission at Saint Viator High School, Br. John Eustice, CSV, works to instill the Viatorian charism throughout the school. Now, it seems, his role extends beyond the school walls. This … Continue reading